The secondary teacher education for comprehensive science with a chemistry major teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of high school students studying science with a chemistry focus. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities. We also offer a comprehensive science with biology major licensure program.

Requirements
To complete the secondary grades teacher education program and earn licensure in Chemistry for grades 9-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and the chemistry major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.

B. A., Science in Chemistry with 9-12 Comprehensive Science Licensure


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
Or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
Students should take EDU 232 first.

Chemistry Major Concentration Courses

All courses leading to a major in chemistry must include:
CHE – 111General Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHE – 141General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE – 112General Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHE – 142General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE – 221Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHE – 241Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE – 350Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.)
CHE – 490Senior Seminar (1 cr.)
MAT – 180Integrated Precalculus/Calculus A (4 cr.)
MAT – 181Integrated Precalculus/Calculus B (4 cr.)
Or placement, or
MAT – 191Calculus I (4 cr.)
PHY – 211General Physics I (3 cr.)
PHY – 241Physics I Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
PHY – 207College Physics I (3 cr.)
PHY – 241Physics I Laboratory (1 cr.)
PHY – 212General Physics II (3 cr.)
PHY – 242Physics II Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
PHY – 208College Physics II (3 cr.)
PHY – 242Physics II Laboratory (1 cr.)

One of the following
CHE – 201Pathways to Careers in Life and Physical Sciences (1 cr.)
BIO – 202Pathways to Careers in Healthcare (1 cr.)

One of the following
CHE – 299Introduction to Research (varied course cr.)
CHE – 499Research (varied course cr.)
CHE – 498Honors Thesis in Chemistry (3 cr.)

Two of the following
CHE – 420Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 cr.)
Or
CHE – 430Atomic and Molecular Structure (3 cr.)
CHE – 474Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHE – 436Biochemistry I (4 cr.)

One Chemistry elective at 200 level or higher (3 credits)

Two of the following (toward the major) (6 Credits)
BIO, CHE, GEO, MAT and PHY Electives at 200 level or higher (6 Credits)
Two BIO, PHY or GEO courses at 200 level or higher from “Other science courses required for licensure” count toward major (6 Credits)

Other science and mathematics courses required for licensure (6 hours at 200 level or higher count toward major (17 Credits)
BIO – 110Principles of Biology (3 cr.)
BIO – 151Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
BIO – 105Modern Biological Concepts (3 cr.)
BIO – 145Modern Biological Concepts Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO – 254Evolution of Biological Systems (3 cr.)
BIO – 326Principles of Ecology (3 cr.)
BIO – 346Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
BIO – 225Environmental Science (3 cr.)
PHY – 202Introduction to Astronomy (3 cr.)
GEO – 200Earth Science (3 cr.)
GEO – 240Earth Science Laboratory (1 cr.)
MAT – 175Statistics I (3 cr.)
MAT – 248Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematicians (3 cr.)
SCI – 764The Teaching of Science (3 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in SCI 764

Up to six hours count toward Chemistry major for courses BIO 254, BIO 326/346, BIO 225, PHY 202, GEO 200/240

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education Licensure (9-12) 28-30 hours

Professional education, General:
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 305, EDU 434, EDU 436.

Professional education, Methods:
3-5 credit hours of Methods as appropriate to the required concentration.

Internship – last semester of teacher education program
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490.

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(919) 760-8061
bowerhea@meredith.edu
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